London: French defender Bacary Sagna has stunned Arsenal by insisting that skipper Cesc Fabregas needs to join Barcelona. Sagna said Fabregas wants to rejoin boyhood club and be reunited with his family in his hometown.
According to a magazine, Sagna`s claim comes amid frenzied speculation that the Catalan giants are about to launch a 35-million-pound raid. He said: "Compared to last year, yes it`s true there are chances of him leaving. Cesc needs to return to his country, to his home to rejoin his family. He needs to play for one of the best teams in the world, which is Barcelona. One can understand that. But for the moment he`s still our captain at Arsenal."
The Gunners expect at least 40 million pounds for their talismanic skipper and it is unclear whether Barcelona will cough up for a man who used to play for their academy before Arsenal poached him.